Georgian 18th Century Mahogany Kneehole Desk

GBP 5,500.00

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Object Description

A Superb Quality And Extremely Attractive 18th Century, Chippendale Period, Georgian Mahogany Kneehole Desk, Having Well Figured Rectangular Top Over Slide, Central Cupboard And Arrangement Of Drawers, Retaining Original Rococo Brass Handles, Raised On Original Shaped Bracket Feet.

Generally, kneehole deeks are regarded as a smaller, more compact version of the more typically found pedestal desk, with some form of an arrangement of drawers around a central set recessed cupboard being the form which one can expect to come across. There are of course various different designs to be found along the same theme, but as a general rule that is the form you will usually find in a georgian kneehole desk.

Although originally designed for the use which the name suggests, as a desk in a spot around the home where perhaps space doesn’t suffice for a full size, formal desk, they can of course be utilised in a whole host of different ways including perhaps in a bedroom, or dressing room, as a dressing table with a dressing table mirror placed atop of them. The recessed cupboard combined with the amount of storage available makes them absolutely perfect for this.

Often mahogany variations can date to slightly later in the 18th century than this particular example and can often be rather insignificant. There is no danger of that with this example however, it is a good, practical size and has real presence.

It also retains an excellent untouched colour, its original 18th century brasswear and its elegant original bracket feet, which is quite the rarity.

As an additional little piece of history and provenance, it also comes with an invoice showing that it was sold by Trevor Antiques, in Brighton, for £270 back in 1962. Quite a nice piece of history to have.

As with all items we offer for sale, it’s been inspected and attended to in our workshops, by our highly skilled antique furniture restorers, where it has received a traditional, natural wax polish to ensure the condition is absolutely spot on before being offered for sale.

Ready to place immediately into the home there is such a huge variety of functions and spots around the home available for this particular little desk that we know any prospective purchaser will be absolutely delighted once it is secured in situ.

Circa 1760.

Height 33.25in.
Width 38in.
Depth 23.5in.

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